The Joy Next Door

With Waterfront Whimsy, Tacoma Is So Much More Than a Mini Seattle

Slides for adults, swimming with sharks. When did our neighbor get so cool?

10/22/2019 By Allison Williams

Day Tripper

To the Woods—It’s Wild Mushroom Season

Want to try foraging for fungi? Now’s the time to do it.

10/16/2019 By Stefan Milne

COVER STORY

15 Enchanting Small-Town Getaways Across the Northwest

Escape Seattle for adventures in the hamlets of the Pacific Northwest.

09/24/2019 By Allison Williams

Everything Old Is New

7 Antique Stores to Seek Out in Snohomish

The postcard-perfect town offers the ideal ramble through cool old stuff.

09/24/2019 By Allison Williams

Hamlets 101

A Crash Course in Washington State’s Best-Known Burgs

From general vibes to must-sees, small towns in a nutshell.

09/24/2019 By Allison Williams

River Town

Tiny Bingen Shares Its Secrets in the Gorge

On the banks of the Columbia River, old meets new.

09/24/2019 By Allison Williams

Winter Town

This British Columbia Wonderland Belongs Inside a Snow Globe

Canadian snow playground Rossland channels old-school ski vibes.

09/24/2019 By Allison Williams

Towns, Past Tense

5 Washington Ghost Towns Worth a Visit

Ranked in order of creepiness, for your thrill-seeking needs.

09/24/2019 By Allison Williams

Island Town

In Coupeville, a Rural Dream Becomes Vacation Reality

On the shores of Penn Cove, farm life and a cinematic village beckon.

09/24/2019 By Allison Williams

Lake Town

Oregon Mountain Hideaway Joseph Is Worth an Underwater Look

And glass-bottomed kayaks oblige.

09/24/2019 By Allison Williams

Spa Town

Bavarian Leavenworth Is a Self-Care Sanctuary, Too

A quiet soaking enclave opens amid the hustle of the Cascades’ biggest party spot.

09/24/2019 By Allison Williams

Home Away From Home

8 Cute and Cozy Washington Airbnbs

From tucked-away tree houses to subterranean abodes, who can resist a PNW getaway?

09/11/2019 By Lily Hansen

Magical Mystery Tour

Would You Let Strangers Send You Anywhere in the World?

Local travel company Explorer X will build a custom mystery trip—one designed to transform your life.

08/20/2019 By Allison Williams

Get the Dirt

10 Best Hikes at Mount Rainier National Park

A totally subjective list from a lifelong Rainier hiker.

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams

Behind the Scenes

Climb Every Mountain

What's better than a generic scenery photo and a story phoned in from sea level? Sending a photographer 10,000 feet up to accompany our fearless editor.

07/23/2019 By Jane Sherman

Shade Index

Washington's Worst Hiking Trails

Deception Pass and Cape Disappointment aren’t even the half of it.

07/23/2019 By Mac Hubbard

Fixing Paradise

An Inside Look at the Paradise Inn Remodel

After a $24.5 million, two-year renovation, the classic Rainier hotel reopened in May 2019.

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams

School of Thought

A Small-Town Schoolhouse Gets New Life as a Creative Arts Center

Artists and writers use vintage classrooms to uncover a new side of Rainier.

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams

From the Outside In

12 Ways to Do Rainier Without Actually Entering the National Park

Beyond the park boundaries sits a wealth of small-town charm, not to mention lesser-known hikes and stellar views.

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams

Heart of the Mountain

Mount Rainier's Unseen Side Is Otherworldly

A whole labyrinth of caves lies beneath the surface of the active volcano.

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams